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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Helping Your Child Learn in Two Languages
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Ayude a su hijo a aprender en dos lenguas
Polish Version: Pomóż twojemu dziecku w nauce dwóch języków
Chinese Version: 帮你的孩子用两种语言学习
Korean Version: 자녀가 두 가지 언어로 배울 수 있도록 도와주기
Russian Version: Как помочь ребенку учиться на двух языках
Arabic Version: كيف تساعد طفلك على تعلم لغتين
French Version: Aider Votre Enfant a Apprendre en Deux Langues
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Dual Language Learners
Language Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 28. Use the home language to communicate within and beyond the classroom.
29. Use the home language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across academic and social areas.
Learning Standards: 28.A. Use the home language at age-appropriate levels for a variety of social and academic purposes.
29.A. Use the home language to attain benchmarks across all the learning areas and to build upon and develop transferable language and literacy skills.
Benchmarks: 28.A.ECb. Use home language in family, community, and early childhood settings.
28.A.ECc. Develop an awareness of the different contextual and cultural features in the early childhood and community settings the child participates in.
29.A.ECa. Use home cultural and linguistic knowledge to express current understandings and construct new concepts.
29.A.ECb. With adult support, begin to bridge home language and English to demonstrate progress in meeting IELDS.
29.A.ECc. Exhibit foundational literacy skills in home language to foster transfer to English.
Domains: Developmental Domain 3: Language Development, Communication, & Literacy
Subdomain: Social Communication